Doctor insights on:
Knot Under Arm Pit
My baby has knots and sores in her head and knots under her arm pits and sore like spots on her face. What cause this?
Muscle knots especially under my arm pits below my shoulders are preventing my rib cage from expanding fully when taking a deep breath. Worsening.
Enlarged lymphonode: Maybe the knots you are referring to are enlarged lymphonodes and they could represent symptoms of a more serious underlying disease.You should see a physician and have them check out. ...Read more
Family history?: Do you have any personal or family history of breast cancer or lymphoma? These would be worst-case scenarios for a lump under the arm. If you had any sort of injury with infection in the arm this could also explain a tender lymph node. Overall if it persists you probably need an ultrasound to see if the node looks abnormal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Drainage: And antibiotics. If it recurs, you might need to have the entire area excised. Ask a surgeon for an opinion. ...Read more
Doctor can evaluate: On the left side are the ribs, chest muscles, the left lung, and the lining of the lung (pleura). Nearby are the esophagus, heart and arteries, lymph nodes in the armpit, etc... So, pain can originate from many places. Sometimes there is a problem in a part of the body a little farther away, but the nerves carrying the pain signals can "refer" pain to the left armpit / ribcage area. ...Read more